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We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning storm in Norway

Hundreds of dead reindeer have been discovered following a lightning storm in southern Norway. Officials say it was an unusually large natural …

Could Humanity Ever Really Build a Dyson Sphere?

Out of Our League<p>Imagine sucking up the immense energy output of the Sun by totally encapsulating it with a vast mega-structure made of solar …

The Iconic Pumpkin House Above the Hudson River Is on the Market

You could own this quirky home, perched high above the water, for $5.25 million<p>Looking up at the night sky in any major city, you might not be able to see much. But if you’re crossing the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey to New York after dusk, you’ll be met with a grin—from a giant …

Hudson River

A transformation that will blow your mind

| E | L | V | ARCHITECTS | is an Argentinian architecture studio comprised of young professionals that foster a strong conviction in the importance …

Super-resilient ceramic could be the key to future spacecraft

Vehicles like the Space Shuttle have used ceramic tiles to thwart heat during reentry, but it has its limits. It can only get so hot, which can force you to use different materials -- and you can forget about using near an engine. Russia's Tomsk State University wants to change that. It's …

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Chile awarded a contract to sell solar power for $29.10 per megawatt hour (MWh), the lowest ever across the planet.<p>ACERA<p>This surpasses the record set …

This ill-shaped house was made up of a 100% recyclable concrete in Tokyo by TEKUTO

<b>R·torso·C is an ill-shaped, sharp-edged Japanese house designed by Japanese architecture firm</b> <b>TEKUTO</b><b>.</b> The house was designed for special clients, who …

Living Rooms

10 Industrial Bathroom Design Ideas For Open Minded Persons

August 8, 2016<p>0<p>If you are an open minded person who is not afraid to experiment new stuff, industrial design is the style for you. Industrial …

Interior Design

The Unsung Architecture Of 1990s Anime

The intricate hand-drawn worlds of director Mamoru Oshii’s films hide lessons for architects.<p>In most films, the scenery is merely a backdrop–the second fiddle to the dramatic tension between characters. But in others, the environment plays a leading role. For architecture buffs, few get better than</i> …

Let a car manufacturer design your life - CNN Style

Written by Gareth Herincx, CNN<p>They may be best known for the vehicles they produce, but many car brands also manufacture items a world away from their core business.<p>Take Japanese giant Honda. There's almost nothing this company doesn't make besides cars: boats, planes, lawnmowers, snow blowers and …

How I Told the World I'm Neither a Man Nor a Woman

A different kind of coming-out story.<p>I wasn't nervous when I typed out the Facebook status. I wasn't nervous when I hit the enter key, nor when I immediately began receiving calls and texts and comments. Honestly, I wasn't feeling much of anything because, with two close friends by my side, I'd …

archatlas: T Space On a four acre site in Dutchess County, New York, a new wooden ”T” space designed by Steven Holl Architects sits near a stone “U” house from 1952, which has a steel “L” addition from 2001. The new gallery floats over the natural landscape. It has nine steel columns and nine elevations, all integrated via proportions of 1:1.618. A rain skin of natural 2x2 cedar is suspended on stainless steel screws. There is no plumbing, or sheetrock. The interiors are painted plywood and the floor is sanded marine plywood with all the stains of the 4 month construction process exposed. Wooden windows, doors and skylights were specifically built for this space. The gallery is reached from the east by a gently sloping wooden ramp, and exited on a wooden ramp through the south elevation which is a large pivoting wall. Light comes from skylights, cut to achieve 25 foot candles of natural light on the walls, eliminate the need for electricity. Images and text via (via archatlas)

Architecture

The 25 most high-tech cities in the world

In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish the most are those that rely on cutting-edge technologies and create opportunities for people …

World Health Organization

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The Freaky Artificial Muscles on this Human Skeleton Are the Future of Robotics

Using pneumatic pistons and servos to power robots makes them fast and strong, but also bulky and extremely heavy. No one is going to mistake ATLAS …

Robotics

Can These Rooftop Cabins Solve Urban Apartment Shortages?

Cabin Spacey wants to convert the tops of Berlin’s buildings into a new source of housing.<p>Like in many other cities, it’s getting harder to find an apartment in Berlin. Rents have gone up almost 60% over the last seven years, and vacancies are so scarce that the city decided to ban Airbnb rentals …

This Obscure Anime Predicted So Much About The Future Of Cars

Imagine a future full of electric cars where everyone’s a passenger. Where traffic is not only managed but <i>controlled</i> by a digital network. Where …

DIY Off the Grid: Open Building Institute to Change Face of Home Construction & Home Ownership

Dr. Marcin Jakubowski is a TED Fellow and an inspirational speaker, and what he is currently doing is nothing less than stunning in terms of teaching …

Home Ownership

This drug could boost your memory after a single dose

People suffering with memory loss could be a step closer to treatment after doctors discovered a drug that boosts the part of the brain responsible …

Peter's House / Studio David Thulstrup

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The renowned photographer Peter Krasilnikoff commissioned architecture practice Studio David Thulstrup …

Architecture

How to Build Your First Amplifier

In this tutorial we are going to build an amplifier circuit. We are going to accomplish this via the venerable LM386 integrated circuit (IC) …

Investors who 'couldn't care less' about clean energy are giving money to a solar finance fund promising big returns

A common perception of impact investing is that you have to make sacrifices to put your money behind a good cause.<p>Bryan Birsic, the CEO of Wunder Capital, a solar investment startup, says that's exactly the wrong way to think about it.<p>"Impact investors want to feel as though the positive impact …

Solar Power

Two New Particles Have Sent Physicists Scrambling for Theories

There’s <b>excitement</b> in the <b>physics</b> community over a <b>couple of new particles</b>: One they <b>may have observed</b>, and a <b>theoretical description</b> of another that …

Why Doesn't This Fountain Obey the Laws of Science?

You don’t even need grade school science to know that water flows wherever gravity pulls it. But somehow when poured onto Arthur Carabott’s …

Is This the Most Perfect Method for Staying Organized?

Ryder Carroll, the designer of the popular Bullet Journal, explains how he spent 20 years developing the perfect to-do list.<p>When Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll was a kid struggling to control his attention deficit disorder, he was taught that the best way to remember something was simple: …

Has Cardboard Architecture’s Moment Finally Arrived?

This home doesn’t need a foundation. It’s vastly lighter than a normal house. It costs just $28,000. Oh, and it’s made out of paper.<p>Houses built out of cardboard don’t exactly scream luxury. The concept seems suited to playhouses at best, and homeless shelter at worst. But inspired by a crate of …